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BILLIARDS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does billiards mean? 

BILLIARDS (noun)
  The noun BILLIARDS has 1 sense:

1. any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls

  Familiarity information: BILLIARDS used as a noun is very rare.


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BILLIARDS (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls

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Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("billiards" is a kind of...):

table game (a game that is played on a table)

Meronyms (parts of "billiards"):

break (the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool)

cannon; carom (a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other)

masse; masse shot (a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball)

miscue (a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball)

Domain member category:

cannon (make a cannon)

break (make the opening shot that scatters the balls)

carom (make a carom)


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